Writtle Calling celebrates 90th anniversary of 2MT

On the 90th anniversary of the start of regular broadcasting by 2MT Writtle, the communications regulator Ofcom have issued an RSL licence to broadcast station Writtle Calling on 87.7 MHz FM.

In 1922, regular broadcasting started from the 2MT (Two-Emma-Toc) Marconi hut at Writtle near Chelmsford, Essex. The hut is now preserved in the Chelmsford Sandford Mill museum.

Writtle Calling aims to commemorate this anniversary and from September 10 to 18 will be broadcasting on 87.7 MHz from the grounds of Writtle College, Essex, near to the site of the original Two-Emma-Toc station.

Information on Writtle Calling - http://www.writtlecalling.co.uk/pr3.pdf

You can listen to Writtle Calling online - http://www.writtlecalling.co.uk/

The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society will be operating from the 2MT Marconi hut at Sandford Mill museum on the first three Sundays in August - http://www.southgatearc.org/news/july2012/

2MT on Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2MT

The callsign 2MT was issued as an Amateur Radio callsign in December 2001 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Marconi's first transatlantic signals. The station was operated from the Marconi New Street factory in Chelmsford - http://www.g0mwt.org.uk/events/marfold/marfold3/marconi3.htm